Boldies Coach Pee Wees and Jr. Midgets to Grand Champion Win!

 

 

 

Bold Moves Real EstateThe Pop Warner Old Rochester Youth Football Cheerleaders competed in the State Championship in Rhode Island recently.   The Jr. Midget Cheerleaders and the Pee Wee Cheerleaders were both given the distinction of Grand Champions.  They also received the Town Cup for having the highest overall combined scores of the day for both groups.

Bold Moves Real Estate is proud to have their own Sarah Holick as the Chair Coordinator for the Pop Warner Cheerleaders.  Other “Boldies” leading the girls to victory were Michele Saltmarsh and Iva Lajoie coaching the Jr. Midgets.

This qualifies the girls to move onto the Regionals in Springfield, MA .  The Jr. Midgets will attend this weekend  and the Pee Wees will attend the following weekend.  A win at the Regionals will send the girls onto the next level in Disneyland, Florida.

Bold Moves is very proud to have our agents giving back to the community in this way and wish the girls they best of luck with their next competition and their quest for victory in Disneyland.  What a great accomplishment for these superb girls!

Visit us at www.boldmovesrealestate.com for more community events.

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Show Off Your Local Know-How

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When choosing how to show off your Real Estate savvy, use a hometown marketing firm like Beyond BOLD Media that can really use the advantages of local know-how to promote you as a standout from the competition! Reaching out to customers is effective only if you can tap into their wants and needs. That means you must be familiar with the kinds of things that their communities and businesses have to offer.

What is a customer looking for? What makes the SouthCoast unique? How can you pair up a your Real Estate expertise with a client in a way that satisfies in an outstanding way? Beyond BOLD Media is the creator of Destination SouthCoast, a hyperlocal business directory that serves SouthCoast businesses and offers Reputation Marketing services to link businesses and customers through customer reviews.

There are many slick marketing firms out there who will spend your money with glossy ads and catchy messages that may never be seen by your customers if the marketing company can’t combine the outreach with local know-how. With a little research and some simple marketing outreach, you can tell your clients about the New Bedford Open Studios program over a series of weekends during which artist whose workspaces are hidden away in old mill buildings invite people in to see their art completed and in progress. It’s a real experience of community and the next Open Studio weekend is coming up at the end of November. Messaging about your services and showing customers you care about their community interests is expensive and easily lost unless it’s combined with 21st century social media tools which are where most of the customers are today.

Destination SouthCoast and Beyond BOLD Media together work to use hyperlocal marketing to draw in clients from your own neighborhoods. These are the people who become your loyal customers and sources of referrals. A simple listing in Destination SouthCoast is FREE at no obligation. Call Beyond Bold Media today at 508-997-8844 for a free consultation about how we might put together a power-packed outreach strategy for you!

Bold Moves Real Estate Hayride is a “Spooktacular Success!”

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Bold Moves Real Estate had their annual Client Appreciation Haunted Hayride on Saturday.  Everyone had a great time and the woods were filled with Scary Skits.  We had Little Red Riding Hood and the Big, Bad Wolf, A Flying Ghoul, Mad Doctors performing Surgery, Zombies, Wild Chainsaw Man, A Gaggle of Witches, A Mom Rocking her 2-headed Baby, Enormous Bull with a Hatchet , a Guillotine and many more frightening creatures just waiting to jump out and scare you.  We had many “Boldies” helping out with the setup and the skits as well as family and friends.  The MacGregors were out in full force.  What better way to spend a night with your family and friends than hanging out in the woods and scaring wagonloads of people.  It truly was a great night and everyone pulled together to make it happen.  Judging from the screams and yells coming from the hayride, it was a huge success.  Bold Moves has a unique way of thanking our clients and family and friends for a great year.    Everyone is already thinking of new ideas for next year!

Visit us at www.boldmovesrealestate.com for some great listings by caring agents.

Another Price Reduction – 605 Ocean Meadows Condo, Fairhaven, MA

Bold Moves Real EstateAnother Price Reduction- Down to $185,700!  Come by and see this great Condo located in Fairhaven, MA.  Close to area beaches, shopping, and great restaurants.  Newly updated with cherry hardwood in the living room and granite countertops in the kitchen.

Enjoy a maintenance-free life in a great town.  Call today for your private showing.

Carolyn MacGregor 508-742-8314

Fall Staging and House Sales!

bold moves real estate diyFall is officially here and there is no better time to sell your house than now.  People are back to work and done with vacation mode and ready to seriously look.

Fall is the time of harvest and this can work to your advantage with  staging your home to look its fall best.  Flowers may not be as abundant blooming as in the spring but fall has its own special blossoms to take advantage of.  Mums in various colors can brighten up a front porch and replace the old blooms in your beds or planters.  Corn stalks are ready to be cut and are readily available at any farm stand.  Tie them up to your porch columns or lean them up to frame a doorway.

Another staple of a fall look is the bale of hay with some pumpkins on top.  These can also be found at your local farmer’s market or stand and the pumpkins can be carved later for Halloween.  You can set up a few displays with bales of hay and pumpkins or keep it simple with one depending on the size of your porch or front door area.  Sometimes less is more.  You can also add some colorful gourds in a natural basket for added color and decoration.

The weather is comfortable for house hunting and the buyers are out there looking.  Dressing up your outside look just adds to your house’s curb appeal and is a fun activity to do with the kids. You can even add a homemade scarecrow for a kid-friendly afternoon.

Visit us at www.boldmovesrealestate.com for more ideas and a list of great houses for sale.

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Right to Farm!

Right to FarmIf you drive around Rochester lately, you might see some new signs pronouncing Rochester as a Right to Farm Community.  You may be wondering what this means.  I will quote  the Right To Farm Statement.

“It is the policy of the Town of Rochester to conserve, protect and encourage the maintenance and improvement of agricultural land for the production of food, and other agricultural products, and also for its natural and ecological value.  This disclosure notification is to inform buyers or occupants that the property they are about  to acquire or occupy lies within a town where farming activities occur.  Such farming activities may include, but are not limited to, activities that cause noise, dust, and odors.  Buyers or occupants are also informed that the location of property within the Town may be impacted by commercial agricultural operations including the ability to access water services for such property under certain circumstances.  Purchasing and henceforth occupying land within Rochester means that one should expect and accept such conditions as a normal and necessary aspect of living in Rochester.

A Right to Farm Disclosure Notification must be filed with the Rochester Board of Selectmen prior to the sale, purchase, exchange, or occupancy of real property in the Town of Rochester.  The owner or their agent must present the Right to Farm disclosure to the prospective owner or occupant to sign.  The owner must also sign the disclosure.

This must be signed before the recording of any deed or  other instrument of conveyance of real property interests.

Stay tuned to www.boldmovesrealestate.com for more information on this subject.

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Open House! 605 Ocean Meadows, Fairhaven, MA

Bold Moves Real EstateOpen House Saturday, August 2nd 12-2.  605  Ocean Meadows , Fairhaven, MA

Newly updated condo in pristine condition.  This condo features central air, cherry hardwood in living room, updated kitchen with new tile and cabinets and granite countertops, and new windows and slider.  Close to area beaches and amenities.  Sit on your back deck and enjoy this maintenance- free life!  Come on by and check out this great property and enjoy some homemade cookies!

Visit us at www.boldmovesrealestate.com for more great properties.

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Borders and Ground Covers!

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What makes a house look distinctive and special beside the house itself?  Landscaping!  While many people hire professional landscapers to make their yard look unique and special, there are many perennials  you can plant yourself to accent your house.

Perennials will come back year after year with little effort.  Some do spread, so you may want to plant them a little away from other plants.  Some great perennials to plant which do not spread too much and provide great color are astilbe, lupines, peonies, columbines, and folxgove.  Most of these come in different colors.  You may want to check when they flower so that you have color all spring and  summer long.  For example, lupines usually bloom at the end of May into June, while astilbes are a July bloomer.  You can also plant perennials that bloom in August such as helianthros to keep your gardens always in bloom.

There are also lots of bulbs to plant which will come up every spring, such as tulips, daffodils, crocuses, etc.  This will give you early color starting as soon as the end of March depending on the weather.

Some perennials which are beautiful but do spread are coreopsis, hydrangeas, helianthros, bee balm (tall or short), irises, lilies , hostas and lamb’s ear.  They are beautiful and come in different colors and bloom at different times.  Just keep  in mind that they will spread and you may have to thin them out here and there if they start taking over your flowerbed.  You can always transfer them to another area that needs a little color.

Keeping everything weeded and mulched will really bring out the beauty of your gardens and make your yard pop!

Visit us at www.boldmovesrealestate.com for more yard ideas.

 

Mortgage Rates Drop to Near 4%!

bold moves real estate loan issues narAccording to CNN Money, mortgage rates moved even lower this week,  hitting 4.12% for a 30-year fixed rate loan, as reported by Freddie Mac.  Rates haven’t been this low since October, 2013 when they hit 4.10%.  Fifteen-year loans stayed at 3.22%

Experts are surprised that borrowing remains so affordable.  They predicted rates would start rising with the economy starting to rally.

These low rates mean lower monthly payments for home buyers.  Recent housing market data has improved.  In May, existing home sales climbed nearly 5% and new home sales jumped 19%.

No one knows when rates will start to climb, so now is the time to start looking for that house and lock in a low rate.  It’s also a great time to sell with so many buyers out there looking.

Visit us at www.boldmovesrealestate.com for more news and start your house hunting here.  We can also help you get your house sold!